When Apple unveiled the iOS 15 developer beta at WWDC, a lot of the rumored features were notably absent.
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at itsOn Monday, Apple unveiled the latest versions of its flagship operating system: , , and . While these updates include some highly anticipated new features like . capacity of , and dual-screen controls for – At least this time some notable rumored features didn’t surface. We also , like New Or MacBook Pros.
Here are some software features we thought might show up at Monday’s event, but didn’t.
Extended Display Support for iPads with Monitors
While Apple introduced “,” also allows you to replace your Mac keyboard and trackpad or mouse in a way Of course, it’s not the same as extending your iPad to your desktop or any other connected display, which would be a more impressive productivity move. But perhaps it signals that a major change in that direction may be on the horizon.
Better Battery Life or Less Power Innovations for Apple Watch
Although watchOS 8 adds a bunch of newStill missing, no improvement in battery life or low power mode – , especially if you wear it throughout the night to monitor your sleep.
New iPadOS Features for M1 iPad Pros
AppleDramatically improved tablet performance and battery life. But the iPad is still running the same OS — and largely the same apps — as every other iPad. We thought that iPadOS 15 might see some interesting new upgrades for the iPad Pro taking advantage of the M1 chip, but that wasn’t the case.
At last year’s WWDC, Apple unveiled, the ability to add virtual car keys to your Apple Wallet that allows you to open and unlock your car using only your iPhone’s NFC chip. While iOS 15 adds the ability to In your Apple Wallet, there was no mention of CarKey update.
Game-changing FaceTime features to help it compete with Zoom
iOS 15 includes somevideo chat service, including , a grid view, portrait mode, and the ability to schedule calls in advance and invite people who have from their browser. a new feature called Also lets you watch shows and listen to music with others via FaceTime. While these are major upgrades, they come more than a year after they were most useful during the pandemic, and fail to add anything game-changing that would make FaceTime a true competitor to the industry. , like better cross-platform alternatives (and, of course, )
More Tapback Options in iMessage
While iMessage got several upgrades in iOS 15, including, we didn’t see any new tapback options, giving us the same message responses we already have (heart, thumbs up, thumbs down, ha ha, exclamation point or question mark).
Revamped iPhone Widget
While the iPhone’s widgets eventually made their way into the iPad as well as iPadOS 15, iOS 15 didn’t get any new widget options, such as more customization and interactivity.
More exercises in the Breathe app
famousIt’s getting an update with a new animation to help you focus and a “reflect” mode that prompts you to think about something specific and improve mindfulness. But this will not include a variety of breathing exercises.
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